Festivals

Do you have plans to visit Berlin in the near future? Why don’t you time your visit in this historical city during one of Berlin festivals. It can be a music festival, film festival or even the very famous beer festival.

Berlin Beer Festival

This festival is interesting for beer lovers all around the world. It usually happens on the first week of August. It is said to be the longest beer garden in the world where beer worldwide is presented to all the visitors, may it be Czech beer or Bohemian beer.

In 2008, there were approximately 800 thousand tourists and visitors who came to see the different breweries with 1,800 beer specialties. Aside from the beer, it is also a venue of culture and sociability that makes it more fun and special. There is also live music and culinary specialties. The good thing is that admission is free.

Berlin Music Festival

Berlin also showcases many annuals musical festivals may it be classical, rock or just plain marching bands. One of the most popular annual events in Berlin is the Carnival in Berlin wherein different groups and floats come together for an outdoor festivity.

Another popular Berlin festival is the Carnival of Cultures, which usually happens on the second week of May. It is a celebration of different cultures and ethnicities. It is worth seeing because many people from different nationalities come to see the parade of dancers, musicians and singers from 70 countries.

If you prefer classical, baroque and orchestral music, then the Berlin Philharmonics Open Air at the Waldbuhne is perfect for you. It is an outdoor concert held in the middle of June.
You must also not miss Fete de la Musique, which is also held in mid-June or on the day of the summer solstice. In this event, musicians from all over Europe come to participate to play traditional or modern music.

Berlin Film Festival

This film festival called Berlinale happens every February of the year. It is a must see for all film buffs because it showcases many movies from all over the world. Moreover, you can also see other special events, panel discussions, exhibitions, and maybe your favorite international celebrities. Aside from Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale is considered to be one of the special film events in Europe. The difference with the first two, however, is that Berlinale is more open to the public.

Berlin is a good travel destination choice and you can make it a better experience when you time it with a Berlin festival.